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Overview

PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING, CLASSIC EDITION continues to lead the market with balanced, flexible content supported by an array of integrated print and technology supplements. Designed for both majors and non-majors, the new edition focuses on the relevance of accounting in business with an emphasis on decision-making and analysis. Whether an instructor wants to present a user or procedural orientation, incorporate new instructional strategies, develop students' core competencies, or integrate the latest technology into the classroom, the 2005e Edition provides a total solution. The integrated text and technology program engages students in relevant issues and themes, from the Enron crisis--which led to a series of amendments in accounting law--to the controversy surrounding stock options. Case studies, accompanied by provocative questions, help build critical thinking skills and connect accounting to the real world of business.

Belverd E. Needles, DePaul University

Belverd E. Needles, Jr., received his BBA and MBA degrees from Texas Tech University and his PhD degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He teaches financial accounting, managerial accounting, and auditing at DePaul University, where he is an internationally recognized expert in international accounting and education. He has published in leading journals and is the author or editor of more than 20 books and monographs. His current research relates to international financial reporting, performance measurement, and corporate governance of high-performance companies in the United States, Europe, India, and Australia. His textbooks are used throughout the world and have received many awards, including (in 2008) the McGuffey Award from the Text and Academic Authors Association. Active in many academic and professional organizations, he is immediate past vice president-education of the American Accounting Association. He received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Texas Tech University, the Illinois CPA Society Outstanding Educator Award and its Life-Time Achievement Award, the Joseph A. Silvoso Faculty Award of Merit from the Federation of Schools of Accountancy, the Ledger & Quill Award of Merit, and the Ledger & Quill Teaching Excellence Award. He was named Educator of the Year by the American Institute of CPAs, Accountant of the Year for Education by the national honorary society Beta Alpha Psi, and Outstanding International Accounting Educator by the American Accounting Association. He received the Excellence in Teaching Award from DePaul University.

Marian Powers, Northwestern University

Marian Powers received her B.S. degree from Chicago State University and her Ph.D. degree from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In addition to the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, she has taught financial accounting at the University of Illinois, Chicago, and at the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. Internationally recognized as a dynamic teacher in executive education, she specializes in teaching nonfinancial managers how to read and understand internal and external financial reports, including the impact of international financial reporting standards (IFRS). Her current research relates to international financial reporting, performance measurement, and corporate governance of high-performance companies in the United States, Europe, India, and Australia. Her research has been published in leading journals. Her textbooks, coauthored with Belverd E. Needles, Jr., are used throughout the world and have received many awards, including the Textbook Excellence Award and the McGuffey Award from the Text and Academic Authors Association. She has also coauthored three interactive multimedia software products. She currently serves on the Board of the CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois and is immediate past-chair of the Board of Governors of the Winnetka Community House. She is a member of International Association of Accounting Education and Research, and Illinois CPA Society. She has served on the Board of Directors of the Illinois CPA Society, the Educational Foundation of Women in Accounting, and both the national as well as Chicago chapters of ASWA.

Susan V. Crosson, Emory University

Susan V. Crosson received her B.B.A. degree in economics and accounting from Southern Methodist University and her M.S. degree in accounting from Texas Tech University. She is currently teaching in the Goizueta Business School at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Until recently, she was the Accounting Faculty Lead and Professor at Santa Fe College in Gainesville, Florida. She has also been on the faculty of the University of Florida; Washington University in St. Louis; University of Oklahoma; Johnson County Community College in Kansas; and Kansas City Kansas Community College. She is internationally known for her YouTube accounting videos as an innovative application of pedagogical strategies. In recognition of her professional and academic activities, she was a recipient of the Outstanding Service Award from the American Accounting Association (AAA), an Institute of Management Accountants’ Faculty Development Grant to blend technology into the classroom, the Florida Association of Community Colleges Professor of the Year Award for Instructional Excellence, and the University of Oklahoma’s Halliburton Education Award for Excellence. Currently, she serves as President of the Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum section of the AAA. Recently, she served as a Supply Chain Leader for The Commission on Accounting Higher Education which published “Pathways to a Profession” Charting a National Strategy for the Next Generation of Accountants. She has also served on various committees for the AICPA, Florida Institute of CPAs, and the Florida Association of Accounting Educators.
  • Eight video cases are available on both the Student CD and the HM ClassPrep CD for instructors.
  • The instructor web site features a collection of new essays that discuss current events and issues in accounting. These essays can be used as exam questions or extra-credit assignments.
  • The chapter-based HMAccounting Tutor CD replaces the Accounting Transaction Tutor (ATT). Students can apply the readings for each chapter to a diagnostic test, a tutorial, an Internet assignment, and a demonstration problem (which includes animation and voice-over narrations).
  • Powered by Blackboard, Eduspace is a customizable, powerful, and interactive platform that provides instructors with text-specific online content.
1. Uses of Accounting Information and the Financial Statements.
2. Measuring Business Transactions.
3. Measuring Business Income.
4. Completing the Accounting Cycle.
5. Merchandising Operations.
6. Financial Reporting and Analysis.
Supplement to Chapter 6: How to Read an Annual Report.
7. Accounting Information Systems.
8. Internal Control.
9. Short-Term Financial Assets.
10. Inventories.
11. Long-Term Assets.
12. Current Liabilities.
13. Partnerships.
14. Contributed Capital.
15. The Corporate Income Statement and the Statement of Stockholders' Equity.
16. Long-Term Liabilities.
17. The Statement of Cash Flows.
18. Financial Performance Evaluation.
19. The Changing Business Environment: A Manager's Perspective.
20. Cost Concepts and Cost Allocation.
21. Cost Systems: Job Order and Process Costing.
22. Activity-Based Systems: ABM and JIT.
23. Cost Behavior Analysis.
24. The Budgeting Process.
25. Standard Costing and Variance Analysis.
26. Performance Management and Evaluation.
27. Analysis for Decision Making.
Appendices.
A. International Accounting.
B. Long-Term Investments.
C. The Time Value of Money.
D. Future Value and Present Value Tables.

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

FOR INSTRUCTORS

HM Testing with ClassPrep

ISBN: 9780618380107
Provides instructors with teaching resources that can be customized to meet specific instructional needs. Includes PowerPoint package with text art; course manual; solutions to exercises and cases; video cases; and sample syllabi. HM Testing segment contains computerized test bank which sorts by learning objective or key word.

Test Bank Volume 2, Chapters 19-27

ISBN: 9780618379958
Provides more than 3,000 true-false, multiple-choice, short-essay, and critical-thinking questions, as well as exercises and problems that test students' ability to recall, comprehend, apply, and analyze information.

Test Bank, Volume 1 Chapters 1-18

ISBN: 9780618379941
Provides more than 3,000 true-false, multiple-choice, short-essay, and critical-thinking questions, as well as exercises and problems that test students' ability to recall, comprehend, apply, and analyze information.